Are there any libraries out there that allow me to play .avi files within my OpenGL application?

My SSDS does play avi. It just does Mpeg better. At the time avi didn't have the ability to start and stop at various points in the video.

Shoot lots of video and keep an eye on the politicos. What ever format.
Good luck

What is an SSDS? I don't understand your reply...

I found this website tutorial in google. It could probably help. There are the codes at the end of the page for all compilers.

Thanks for your reply, this is really helpful. I always love writing my own libraries instead of using others :p (not sarcastic)